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Popularity of the Baby Name Jana

Number of Babies Named Jana

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Jana

Most Popular Baby Names in Catalonia, 2012

Last year, the top baby names in Catalonia — an autonomous region in northeastern Spain — were Marc for boys and Julia for girls.

Here are Catalonia’s top 20 girl names and top 20 boy names of 2012:

Baby Girl Names Baby Boy Names
1. Júlia/Julia (954 baby girls)
2. Martina (889)
3. Laia (833)
4. Carla (748)
5. Paula (697)
6. Maria/María (683)
7. Lucía (656)
8. Aina (591)
9. Noa (548)
10. Sara (529)
11. Clàudia/Claudia (528)
12. Emma (515)
13. Ariadna (452)
14. Alba (451)
15. Abril (380)
16. Arlet (369)
17. Daniela (355)
18. Jana (348)
19. Berta (338)
20. Ona (333)
1. Marc (1,125 baby boys)
2. Àlex/Álex (753)
3. Èric/Eric (735)
4. Pol (696)
5. Pau (669)
6. Hugo (640)
7. Biel (636)
8. Arnau (621)
9. Gerard (600)
10. Jan (589)
11. Martí (577)
12. Nil (538)
13. Aleix (450)
14. David (441)
15. Oriol (431)
16. Daniel (425)
17. Adam (405)
18. Joel (379)
19. Adrià (373)
20. Iker (372)

Iker, regularly a top-20 name in Catalonia, was rare in the U.S. just a decade ago. Today, usage of Iker is rising rapidly. It entered the top 1,000 in 2010 and already ranked 230th in 2012.

Who kicked off the Iker trend? Soccer player Iker Casillas Fernandez. (His younger brother also has an interesting name — Unai, a Basque word meaning “cowherd.”)

Source: Institut d’Estadística de Catalunya


Politics, Religion and Baby Names

Yesterday, I read an op-ed piece that began: “Politics. Religion. Baby names.”

That opening made me smile. It also made me think.

I’ve seen people quarrel over politics and religion, and over other no-no topics like money and sex. I’ve even participated in a few of those quarrels. But I’ve never seen people really lock horns over baby names. (I’ve heard plenty of catty comments, sure, but none of it ever blew up into an all-out altercation.)

Have you ever witnessed a true baby name battle? (If so, do tell!)

Source: Baby names the name of the game by Jana Thompson

Huge List of Anagram Baby Names

anagram baby names

Looking for baby names with something in common? Perhaps for a set of twins or triplets? I’ve collected hundreds of anagram baby names for you.

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If you like the idea of anagrams but want to avoid sound-alike sets, I recommend anagrams with different numbers of syllables. Pairs like “Etta and Tate” and “Clay and Lacy” are a far more subtle than pairs like “Enzo and Zeno” and “Mary and Myra.”

(Here are some palindromic names from last month.)

Duggars Have 17th Baby, Choose Another J-Name

Early this month, former Arkansas state legislator Jim Bob Duggar and his wife Michelle had their seventeenth child — a girl they named Jennifer.

Here are their kids (so far) from oldest to youngest:

Name
Born in
Joshua
Jana
John-David
Jill
Jessa
Jinger
Joseph
Josiah
Joy-Anna
Jedidiah
Jeremiah
Jason
James
Justin
Jackson
Johannah
Jennifer
1988
1990 (twin)
1990 (twin)
1991
1992
1993
1995
1996
1997
1998 (twin)
1998 (twin)
2000
2001
2002
2004
2005
2007

They certainly stuck with their chosen theme, didn’t they?

I’m a little sad they didn’t go with alphabetical names. This is one of the few families I know of that could potentially end up with 26 kids one day — a full set. :)

Update #1 – Baby 18, Jordyn-Grace Makiya, was born in December of 2008.

Update #2 – Baby 19, Josie Brooklyn, was born in December of 2009.